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Street-inspired fashion

Added Aug 23, 2010

by nutmeg1

Queens, New York...






After seeing 2 or 3 girls within the span of a week wearing similar dresses I thought “I could make that!” I had the perfect fabric in mind – some vintage fabric from my grandma’s stash that she had intended on using for shirts or a dress or something. The dress is just 2 rectangles sewn together with some elastic thread to cinch the waist. I shaped the neckline a little in the front but probably should have done it more. The dress is a little baggy but I still like it.

I made this a couple of weeks ago but haven’t worn it because it is all polyester and it has been so hot. But now that it is a yucky cold rainy day, I will wear it with some tights! If it warms up a little again, I would wear it with the white belt.

Hopefully this will be a great late summer/early fall transition dress!

Material Notes

polyester, elastic thread




Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage

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    Aug 23, 2010, 09.43 PMby lkeogan

    Wow, I love it. The fabric is gorgeous too :)

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      Aug 24, 2010, 12.26 AMby nutmeg1

      Thanks! The fabric always reminded me of a watercolor painting :)

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    Aug 23, 2010, 04.41 PMby abbyzeeble

    So simple and so nice! I’m sure if I tried to make something like this it would look awful. I’m still very much following patterns to the letter! Well done.

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